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La Pena Restaurant

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#2,150 of 8,106 Restaurants in Chicago
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
CUISINES
South American, Ecuadorean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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Menu

LUNCH SPECIAL‏
4.95
Chicken chow mein
4.95
Moo goo gai pan
4.95
Chicken w. cashew nuts
4.95
Kung pao chicken
4.95
Chicken w. broccoli
4.95
Szechuan chicken
4.95
Chicken w. vegetables
4.95
Sweet & sour chicken
4.95
Sweet & sour pork
4.95
Vegetable delight
SPECIALS
5.25
General tso's chicken
5.25
Sesame chicken
5.25
Triple delight
5.25
Kung pao delight
5.25
Hunan beef
5.25
Lo mein
Pork, Chicken, Shrimp, Beef or Combo
5.25
Fried rice
Pork, Shrimp, Chicken, Beef or Combo
5.25
Beef or chicken w. string beans
5.25
Honey chicken
HOUSE COMBO PLATTER‏
6.95
Served all day w. fried rice, egg roll & crab rangoon
6.95
Pork w. broccoli
6.95
Pork lo mein
6.95
Chicken w. broccoli
6.95
Chicken w. cashew nuts
6.95
Chicken w. garlic sauce
6.95
Kung pao chicken
6.95
Hunan chicken
6.95
Sesame chicken
6.95
General tso's chicken
KID'S MEAL
3.50
Lo mein (chicken)
3.99
Sweet & sour chicken
4.25
Shrimp fried rice
SIGNATURE DISHES‏
Choose the style of dish & ingredient you want
7.05
Vegetable or tofu
7.55
Chicken or pork
7.75
Beef
8.75
Shrimp
Served w/ white or steamed brown rice
Or fried rice
Sweet & sour(crispy chicken, shrimp or pork)
Comes w/ onion, green pepper, carrots & pineapple. Also w/ sweet & sour sauce on side
With moo shu (w. 4 pancakes)
With cabbage, onion, egg, mushroom, & bamboo shoot
With mixed vegetable
Shrimp & chicken (white sauce), beef & pork (brown sauce) w/ broccoli, carrot, Napa, snow pea, mushroom, water chestnut, bamboo shoot, & baby corn
W. cashew nut (only chicken & shrimp)
With carrot, water chestnut, bamboo shoot, baby corn, mushroom, & celery w/ brown sauce
HEALTHY DIET
6.95
Steamed mixed vegs. W. touch of olive oil to
Achieve an absolute healthy meal. Served w. a choice of steamed white or brown rice. Choice of Dipping Sauce: Ginger White, Oyster Flavor Brown, Yu Shing Add
0.85
Chicken
1.65
Shrimp
0.95
Tofu
1.65
Chicken &shrimp
2.75
Scallop
APPETIZERS‏
1.95
Pork egg rolls (2)
2.55
Cheese steak egg roll (2)
2.35
Spring roll (2)
1.95
Vegetable egg roll (2)
3.55
Crispy shrimp roll (8)
4.25
Crab rangoon (6)
4.50
Dragon roll (4)
4.25
Crispy chicken wings (8)
With Fried Rice: Choice of chicken, shrimp or beef $2.50 Extra
4.50
Fried dumpling (6)
4.50
Steamed dumpling (6)
SOUP
(W. crispy noodles)
1.45
Egg drop soup
1.75
Hot & sour soup
1.75
Wonton soup
FRIED RICE & LO MEIN & MEI FUN‏
Fried rice:(substitute brown rice for $1.00 extra)
Lo mein:(soft noodle)
Mei fun:(rice noodle) (With)
5.95
Vegetable
6.75
Crab meat
6.75
Chicken
6.75
Pork
6.75
Beef
6.95
Shrimp
7.25
Combination
Chicken, beef & shrimp
7.50
Young chow fried rice
Chicken, beef, shrimp & roast pork
CHINA INN SPECIALS
(W. white rice or steamed brown rice or fried rice)
9.75
H 1. Four seasons
Chicken, jumbo shrimp, scallop & roast pork w/ broccoli, baby corn, snow peas & mushrooms in our Chef's special brown sauce.
9.25
H 2. Kung pao delight
Chicken, jumbo shrimp, beef & veg. w. peanuts in a hot spicy sauce
9.95
H 3. China inn pan fried noodle
Jumbo shrimp, scallops & imitation crab meat w/ Chinese vegetables & fried noodles in white sauce.
8.95
H 4. Lemon chicken
White meat chicken deep fried w/ special butter served on the side w/ lemon sauce.
9.85
H 5. Seafood combination
Fresh large shrimp, crab meat & scallops w/ Chinese vegetables w. white sauce.
9.50
H 7. China inn sesame chicken (white meat)
9.75
H 8. Sesame beef
Lightly battered & golden fried in glazed sesame sauce.
9.75
H 9. Crispy shrimp
9.50
China in general tso's chicken
Deep fried pieces of chunk white chicken meat covered in a sweet & spicy brown sauce.
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a nice find. The food was delicious (loved the plantain chips and dip on the table). The ambiance was very pleasant with a live band and dance floor - too bad we had to leave before the real partying got started. The service...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed September 14, 2016

La Pena Restaurant is located along Milwaukee Ave between Irving Park Rd. & Montrose Ave. I would not have expected an Ecuadorian restaurant here, but it is and it is very good. It is a family owned and operated restaurant. There is a large dining...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Allen21096
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

very good family restaurant good food exelent perfect for family gatherings amazing food very good for dates. The customer service is great

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Maria C
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Very wonderful food excellent customer service delicious food. The dancing is wonderful and very fun definitely recommend for family and friends

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank melany v
Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had great food and service. Chicken with rice, beans and plantain; Shrimp in coconut sauce, Ceviche. Everything was very tasty and fresh.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank TravelLover1977_11
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is one of those best kept secrets in Chicago. Wonderful environment, great food, great staff! To top it off it is BYOB! We love this place!

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank Frank G
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We had heard good things about La Pena on Yelp, and it was also reviewed on WTTW's Check Please show. The place is huge, many tables, a large friendly bar, and an impressively large dance floor with disco light a-flashing even though it was only...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank Susan H
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I went to La Pena for my birthday with my sister and friend. We received paper thin plantain chips and a blended tomato and herb type of salsa. We were now even more excited if this was an example of the food we were to...More

Date of visit: September 2011
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